Princeton Program: Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris
Princeton’s exchange agreement with Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) gives qualified students access to the International Program. More than 400 students from more than 55 nations enroll each year in the program, which is an integral part of Sciences Po’s undergraduate program. Students participating in this program are considered full-time students, and they take part in a fully integrated curriculum with Sciences Po’s home students. Through the program, Princeton students can develop their understanding and knowledge of contemporary European society.
Woodrow Wilson School students attend Sciences Po in the fall semester only. The Woodrow Wilson School organizes a Policy Task Force for their concentrators taught by a faculty member appointed by Princeton.
For over a century, the Institut d’Études Politiques, commonly known as “Sciences Po,” has been training the best young minds of France for leadership service. One of Europe’s most distinguished grandes écoles, Sciences Po prepares its graduates for careers in international business, multi-national organizations, the public sector, and other areas.
Students—including increasing numbers of students from abroad— are drawn to Sciences Po for its commitment to understanding the contemporary world through an interdisciplinary approach in the social sciences. International students benefit from solid training in contemporary history and Sciences Po’s famous method-training seminars.
Sciences Po has an urban “campus” composed of 17th- and 18th-century mansions located in the heart of Paris. Its neighbors include ministries, embassies, corporate headquarters, publishing houses, and the Assemblée Nationale. In addition to the professional advantages that the setting provides, students are also exposed to the strong cultural flavor of the St. Germain district with its renowned cafés, art galleries, shops, cinemas, and restaurants.